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many stars showing up at the independent spirit awards. the spirit awards were held overnight where "silver linings playbook" cleaned up. does it fore shadow a big win for that film? ron claiborne still holding out for "les mis." into musical theater. >> not quite. >> it was a huge night for jennifer lawrence. for "silver linings playbook." lot of people were talking about her for a shoo in for the best actress award. we will talk about that coming up. also coming up -- 11 states in the nation's heartland are getting ready for intense snow and wind blasts with the forecast of blizzard conditions from colorado to kansas. ginger zee has the latest on what you need to know. >> tornadoes on the front end as well. another big blizzard for that part of the country. later in the broadcast, i love this picture. this is a dog on a treadmill, what is going on here? actually, that looks like an underwater treadmill. this is a canine fat camp. pet obesity a real problem in america. we'll take you inside this operation where one dog lost 25
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pounds in just three weeks. >> wow, that is very impressive. but we're going to begin this morning with that terrifying crash at the daytona international speedway. sight of today's premier race, the daytona 500. abc's matt gutman joins us now from the scene. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, nearly 200,000 people were on hand here to watch that nearly physics-defying crash. a 3500 pound stock car launched into the air, disintegrating as it launched into the fence. parts sprung into the crowd, 28 people hurt, including a child. all of them this morning are in stable condition. this morning, fans and drivers, alike, recovering from near-death at nascar. >> stuff was flying everywhere, it was like you were in a war zone. >> reporter: this massive shotgun blast of debris in the stands came after this tangle of cars on the last lap. >> and contact! >> reporter: watch these cars heading toward the finish line,
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when kyle larson's number 32 is launched airborne. >> the front of the car was gone. and the rest of the car was sitting in the stands. >> reporter: in this video shot by a fan, you can see chunks of steel shooting into the stands. >> oh, my god! >> one of the fires flies over the fence and into the stands. >> reporter: this 25-pound car tire plunged ten rows into the packed stands. nearby, terry rushed to the aid of his brother eddie. whose leg was slashed by a three-foot piece of shrapnel. >> i grabbed my belt and tied it around the leg. that seemed to help. because it cut down the bleeding. >> reporter: rescuers came quickly, but more than two dozen hurt, two of them critically. but dedicated fans said that the accident won't keep them from being at nascar's premier race, later today, the daytona 500. >> i got hit by a part of an engine and i got a broken leg. but i'm not going to miss the race tomorrow. >> reporter: not even this man, you see skipping over and ducking the onslaught of debris. >> stuff flying everywhere, fluids, parts, pieces.
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>> reporter: crashes are a well-known part of the nascar experience. watch this 25-car pileup in 2012, and in this carl edwards' crash in 2009, eight fans were injured. >> oh, my gosh. >> welcome back to daytona international raceway. >> reporter: but it's gender not carnage that will have millions of fans glued to the daytona 500 today. for the first time ever, a woman, danica patrick, leads the race after winning pole position, a coveted spot in the front of the track. now, race officials say they have been working through the night to get the track ready to go today, and of course, mend that fence, they could get some extra time. it could rain today. we could see some delays. dan? >> matt gutman, thank you. let's bring in allen bestwick who is on the scene calling the race for our partner network, espn. allen, has years of experience on the track. allen, thank you for being with us this morning. let me ask you on the air yesterday, you described this crash as "shocking but not surprising." those were your words.
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what did you mean by that? >> well, when you have drivers on the last lap of a race at daytona's, the sport's hallowed ground, charging to the finish with a chance to win, they're going to do whatever it takes to try to win. when people are racing, doing whatever it takes at nearly 200 miles an hour, we shouldn't be surprised when the unexpected happens. yet, even though the unexpected can happen we're still shocked when it does. it's still shocking to see something pierce that safety fence. and wind up on the grand stand side. drivers assume the risk of competing. fans don't necessarily assume that risk when they come to watch the race. >> so, let me pick up on that. if i'm part of a family this morning and i'm watching the pictures. and i'm thinking, should i take my family members and loved ones to a nascar event, should i be thinking twice? >> no, not at all. you should grab your sun block and head out to the racetrack and have a good time. i have been doing this for over 25 years. and i can only recall four times
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in those 25 years, that's hundreds of thousands of laps of racing where i have seen anything similar to this. just four times in 25 years. the analogy that i'll make is like going to an airport, getting on an airplane, enjoy your flight. it's safe. strange things happen on rare, rare occasions. that's the case with auto racing as well. >> i suspect i know how you're going to answer this question, but let me touch the third rail. some people have raised the question, perhaps the daytona 500 should not go on today, what is your view of that? >> and that's a very natural reaction to consider out of respect for those who were injured here yesterday. but, the race should go on. just as in every other area of life, we carry on. the drivers, today, have a chance to win the biggest prize in their sport, the daytona 500. they have been preparing for this for three months. fan, some of them you heard in your own report, have been planning to come here for a year on vacation, to see this race. the race will go on and it should. before the race, the drivers
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will be mindful and respectful of those who were injured. but once the race starts, they'll be looking to win the sport's biggest prize. >> and we'll be watching. allen bestwick, from espn, our partner network, who has more than 25 years of trackside experience. thank you very much for joining us this morning. bianna, over to you. >> i know he still says it's safe. but it's incredible watching that video, the car parts acting as killers. >> missiles. we're going to turn now to the newest round of wicked winter weather. ginger zee is tracking it all. hey, ginger. we're starting with blizzard warnings in colorado, kansas, parts of oklahoma and texas. we are going to see blizzard conditions. all right snow falling. let's look at thornton, colorado. close to denver. where they'll get five to ten inches. one of the biggest storms of the season for denver. timing of the storm, it hits colorado today. drops into the texas panhandle oklahoma as well. going to tomorrow. monday night through tuesday, some of those hardest-hit areas last week are going to get snow again. from wichita, to kansas city,
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monday night into tuesday, it looks like your timing. on the front end, severe storms. again, later sunday to monday. we'll talk more about that in a moment. a foot or more of snow, the dark areas, showing you who can get the most. isolated tornadoes through that midweek along the warm front. we will talk about rain in places that already had a lot of. alabama, you will have more here. much more coming up. >> thank you, ginger, i so rarely get the forecast right. appreciate that from you. more coming up. now to the vatican, where moments ago, pope benedict made history, delivering his weekly sunday prayers from the balcony for the last time before he retires this thursday. all this, as the vatican is fighting back against the swirl of scandal with the pope's spokesman making extraordinary accusations against the media. abc's david wright is in rome. >> reporter: this was the last time we will see him in the window for the pope's weekly appointment with the faithful.
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this time, next week, the papal apartment will be sealed for his successor. the elections, or at least the campaign, well under way. it's an election like no other, an absolute monarch, elected by princes who are appointed, the men in red, one of whom will end up wearing white. palace intrigue is part of the history going back 2,000 years. >> through the course of centuries, cardinals have to face many forms of pressure. >> reporter: now the vatican says that the media is trying to meddle. >> today, there is an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: salacious charges floated in the italian press, that the pope really resigned because of a huge sex and blackmail scandal about to explode. no source is given. >> i don't think there's much to it. i certainly hope now not. >> reporter: cardinal timothy dolan said it seems to be a smear campaign. >> all of this speculation about
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the "why" of the pope's resignation, let us just take him at his word. >> our thanks to david wright reporting in from rome. let's check the other headlines developing this morning. good morning, everyone. we begin with chaos at a chicago mall. 20 people were arrested and 2 suffered minor injuries after a melee broke out after a promotional concert by popular boy band mindless behavior. mall officials say the band just finished its event for the tween girl fan base when a group of about 30 young people began throwing money into the air causing havoc. and las vegas police have identified a suspect in deadly shooting last week on the strip. they suspect the 26-year-old amar harris. harris allegedly opened fire on a maserati on thursday slamming into a taxi. and it burst into flames, killing three people. in south africa, the parents of reeva steenkamp are speaking out for the first time today. she was shot to death by her
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boyfriend, paralympian oscar pistorius. who is now free on bail. abc's bazi kanani is in pretoria, south africa. >> reporter: good morning, ron. the parents of oscar pistorius' slain girlfriend will be seen in their first sit-down interview on south african tv tonight as they begin to open up a little bit more about their feelings, now ten days after the shooting death of their daughter, reeva steenkamp. pistorius said that he mistook her for an intruder. prosecutors believe he intentionally shot her through a bathroom door after an argument. steenkamp's father said this weekend in an interview with a local newspaper, if the way he says it happened is true, i'll be able to forgive him one day. but if it's not like that, he should suffer. he is the one who will have to live with his conscience. we're also learning today that oscar pistorius isn't the only one in his family facing serious criminal charges. his brother, carl, who sat behind him every day at his bail hearing last week, is accused of homicide for a death of a motorcyclist in a traffic accident. he was also supposed to appear in court last week but his case
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was postponed. oscar pistorius is now living at his uncle's house in pretoria under strict bail conditions until his trial begins. ron? >> bazi kanani, thank you for that report from south africa. in china, talk about an explosive situation. a warehouse full of fireworks caught fire and the flames, igniting the fireworks inside sending them shooting into the air, just about every direction. there were, however, no reports that anybody was injured. finally, another milestone for women in sports, ronda rousey and liz carmouche squared off in the main event last night for ucf's first female fight. rousey retained her title with a first-round win. i want you give you an excerpt from the blow by blow i was reading online. rousey eats a hook, grabs a clench, carmouche goes down with a headlock. and is sinked into a rear naked choke, whatever that is. >> i think that's ginger and mine's next project.
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>> coming up next week on "gma." thank you, ron. now to a very different type of story. t-minus five days to yet another fiscal cliff. $85 billion across the board spending cuts. >> that's right. president obama warning of dire consequences for everything from air travel to food safety. how bad will it really be? let's go to george stephanopoulos host of "this week" for more. good morning, great to see you. the president is sounding the alarm. unlike the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the year, you're not seeing much pressure from from sexual street, ceos. and economists. are politicians overstating this? >> i think no one really knows yet. you said that $85 billion in across the board cuts. the congressional budget office said when you look at it, it's only going to be about half that, in this year right now. it's going to slope in. the potential for close to a million federal workers out of work. pay cuts for federal workers. unemployment checks going down and big effects on defense as well. we'll have to see how this plays
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but the blame game is in full swing right now. and i would be cautious about wall street's response. there's a lot of strength to the under lying economy. most economists do agree, if the sequester actually kicks in, it is going to harm economic growth this year. >> let's talk about the bigger picture. we're lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis, is there any hope of grand bargain, that we sort out spending and taxes going forward? >> not any time fast. this seequester is going to kick in. the cuts will take place. the next big deadline is the end of march, march 27th, win the government running out of money. they'll have to come up with some agreement to continue that as well. there's some hope that might lead to broader negotiations. as of right now, both sides are dug in. the president and democrats saying, any agreement must include revenues and the republicans saying, no, it will not. >> thank you, george. we appreciate that. >> have fun in l.a. covering the oscars. >> george will have a lot of company on the broadcast today. two powerhouse panels and
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abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour. all coming up later on "this week." now we turn from george to hollywood stars, the oscars are tonight. and george is heading out there. >> one of the most entertaining things to do is to guess who will win. especially if you help from an insider. that happens to be abc's chris connelly. he joins us from los angeles with a look at the favorites and some possible upsets. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning to you guys. behind me, you see the gorgeous red carpet stairway here at the kodiak. let's forget what they're wearing, how did they vote? there are so many award shows now. sally field referred to it as growing like a fungus. we can lull ourselves into thinking we know how oscar will decide, but we don't. as william goldman, the famous screen writer once said, nobody knows anything.
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the oscar votes are all in. but instead of pouring over exit polls and network projections, we're still able to imagine an underdog coming out on top. >> are you taking your proper dosage of your medication? >> reporter: does "silver lining playbook" have a long shot chance to upset the best picture favorite "argo"? >> you have a better idea than this? >> reporter: you bet. and tonight's big ceremony could feature some technical oscars early on for "life of pi." maybe that ship hasn't sailed yet. >> i'm friends with sally field. naomi watts is stalking me. it's a pretty great life. >> reporter: having fun with her fellow nominees, jennifer lawrence remains the best actress favorite, yet some imagine the hard to wrap gift for "amore's" emmanuelle riva who's celebrating her 86th birthday today. now, what about naomi? a two-time nominee. >> it feels good. you know, maybe the first time maybe wasn't a fluke. >> yes, thank you. it's true. >> reporter: supporting actress, "lincoln's" sally field could derail anne hathaway's dream. ♪ i dreamed a dream of time gone
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by ♪ >> reporter: and while robert de niro may not seem like an underdog, he could wipe that best supporting actor smile off of tommy lee jones. all five nominees already have an oscar. it would be easier to jackhammer abe lincoln off of mount rushmore than to deface daniel day-lewis' chances for taking home the award for best actor for playing the 16th president. >> now, now, now! >> reporter: hugh jackman, a first-time nominee of "les mis," he gets it. >> if i'm in the mezzanine, there's a very good chance i won't be winning. >> reporter: no actor playing an u.s. president has won an academy award. who knows? it could be a revolution. if daniel day-lewis doesn't win the best actor, you'll hear the screams that emanate from this place all the way where you are, bianna. >> i believe that, chris. thank you. abc's oscars coverage begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. 4:00 pacific. on monday "good morning america's" oscar party with the
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stars. will be paxed with interviews with the winners and the losers and on stage and off. and the forecast for the red carpet is positive for the day. let's get more on that from ginger zee. >> it's slightly windy. that's the only thing. but let's start in worcester, massachusetts, where we have more snow. they have had already three feet this month. they're getting more, three to five inches today. this little bit in the northeast will problem some in portland, oregon -- oregon? i'm on the wrong side of the country. maine. boston, just a little bit. that's going to pull away. temperatures behind it, aren't too terrible. pittsburgh, 36. 35 for detroit. here's that wind i was talking about. until 3:00 p.m., los angeles has a wind warning, advisories are out around the region. something to note, if you do plan on watching, some of the hair blowing around and some of the dresses, too. morning, 50s. afternoon high, 71. that is a look at the big
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>> we'll take a look at some of the record heat that happened in florida, coming up in the next half-hour. >> all right, ginger, thank you. many pet owners could probably relate to this next story. be honest, your pooch could probably stand to shed a few pounds. just as with owners, there's an obesity epidemic among animals. how can you help your best friend shed that extra weight? >> it turns out that, there's actually a fat camp for dogs. it seems to be working. abc's tanya rivero is on the story. >> we all know a dog's life can be pretty good. if you worry your pampered dog is becoming a hog, here's a little test, you should be able
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to feel his backbone and ribs without pressing. but if fido fails, have no fear, doggie fat camp is here. forget about the dog pound. this is the place where dogs go to lose the pounds. at the doggie fat camp at oklahoma state university's veterinarian hospital. you won't just see spot run, you'll see him jump and even walk on the treadmill. anything to get these pudgy pooches down to a healthy weight. >> we know if they are obese, they will live on average two years less than a dog who's normal weight. so, we want them to be there as long as possible. >> good job! >> reporter: dr. laura is one of the doggie fat camp's on-staff veterinarians. among her canine clientele, koda a newfoundland who shed 25
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pounds in the past if you weeks thanks to daily exercises. and there's magic, a labrador retriever for raiding the cabinet. >> she got into a whole bag of waffle chips. so we don't weigh her today. we thought we would give her a bit of a grace period to work that back off. >> reporter: magic's fitness routine includes 20 minutes on the water treadmill twice a week, plus a strict diet of low calorie, high protein dog food. it's not just about slimming down. these lucky dogs also get full-on spa treatments. even the most pampered humans might be jealous of. >> we offer low-level laser therapy. acupuncture. therapeutic exercises in a comfortable and safe way. they will not exacerbate the arthritis or other issues they may or may not have. >> reporter: not a dog person. no problem. the folks at doggie fat camp will also get your cat looking and feeling good. or should we say, feline good.
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health is what it's really all about. overweight pets have a highest risk of diabetes, joint pain. getting your pet to slim down at camp doesn't come cheap, each session costs $20 to $30. dan and bianna. >> no more waffle chips for magic. >> no. >> that's the take-away from that piece, no waffle chips. thank you. coming up here on the broadcast -- the re-emergence of manti te'o, back in the spotlight as he tries out for the nfl. he's now answering questions from recruiters about his fake girlfriend and from reporters about whether he has a real girlfriend now. "silver linings playbook" won big at the spirit awards, will it rack up with a stack of awards tonight at the oscars? we recap. this may look a regular old taylor swift video. but there is a hilarious twist. hint. barnyard animals. the reveal coming up in "fixation." keep it here, we're back soon. ♪ you signed up weeks ago
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> all right, tonight may belong to oscar. but last night, many of the stars gathered at the independent spirit awards. "silver linings playbook" was the big winner. does that spell success for tonight's big show? we'll talk to our man in hollywood, chris connelly, who always has the inside scoop. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. so hard to handicap the oscars this year. so many great movies. also coming up on "good morning america" -- manti te'o is facing the music once again. inundated with questions at a pro football tryout camp.
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as you can imagine, that nonexistent girlfriend scandal came up, so he did he hold up? and will it affect his hopes for an nfl future? >> a fascinating spectacle. also this morning, taylor swift, known for writing songs about her exes, now she's teaming up with a new partner for a duet that you'll have to see and hear to believe. i have been watching this video nonstop for 24 hours and laughing like an idiot. that's coming up in "fixation" a little bit later. but in the meantime, let's go back to ron with the other stories. good morning, everyone. bianna and dan. in the news, the daytona 500 will begin as scheduled later today, despite a horrific crash that injured more than two dozen fans. massive pileup sent debris flying into the stands in the final lap of yesterday's race. >> it didn't look good from where i was at, either. >> nascar is now scrambling to repair the damaged fence before the start of today's race. and a huge crowd filled st. peter's square for today's final
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blessing from pope benedict xvi he'll officially step down on thursday. becoming the first pope to do so, step down, in six centuries. finally, want to feel bad about yourself? well, check this out. the world's oldest marathoner today ran his last race. that's him in the yellow turban. a couple guys in yellow turbans. the right guy is 101 years old. he began running at the age of 89. check this out. he's completed nine marathons. >> why is this his last? >> he's retiring. enough is an enough, i guess. >> isn't he a little tired? >> he earned it. >> i couldn't run from here to the subway, unless i was being chased. >> untrue, he is very fit. time now for the weather and over to ginger. >> i want to remind everyone, blizzard does not mean just snow, it means snow, visibility reduces and wind. that is what is going to happen from eastern colorado through northern texas, the panhandle of oklahoma. and southwest kansas. this is all coming together here for another storm in an area that got so much last week. some of these spots could get more of your annual average in just five days.
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pretty wild. amarillo included in this. wichita could get hit again. close to kansas city, i think they start monday night into tuesday for the heaviest of it. then, that southern warmth. wow, orlando and daytona, both yesterday making record highs. 87 and 98 respectfully. but flip that. today, 84. the front drops in. daytona, isolated shower possible. we'll fly across the nation. it's windy in los angeles for the oscars. waco 68. tampa will get to 80. >> this weather report brought to you by splenda. dan and bianna. >> thank you, ginger. it has been over a month since college football star manti te'o suffered an acute case of massive public embarrassment over that fake girlfriend hoax.
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>> yes, this weekend, he's facing an army of reporters at the nfl tryout weekend shooting questions at him about the effects of that scandal. abc's john schriffen is here with the story. >> reporter: good morning. manti te'o said during the entire ordeal, one of the hardest parts was just walking through the grocery store getting stared at by strangers. well, now, he says that he's not embarrassed anymore, he's moved on and focused on football. but the media in attendance at possibly the biggest tryout of his life had other ideas. getting his first glimpse of what life could be like as a pro. >> this is pretty crazy. >> reporter: manti te'o was mobbed by hundreds of reporters saturday at an nfl draft event. >> i have been -- i have been in front of a few cameras. but, not as many as this. >> reporter: the former notre dame linebacker, in indianapolis, to showcase his athleticism in front of potential nfl employers, was instead forced to answer questions about a girlfriend that never existed. >> there was just a whirlwind of
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stuff. everything was a little chaos for a bit and you let the chaos die down and wait for everybody to be ready to listen. >> reporter: it was his first time facing the press since his exclusive sit-down interview with katie couric last month. >> i just found everything that i believed to be my reality wasn't actually reality at all. >> reporter: last fall, te'o originally told reporters that his grandmother and girlfriend died on the same day. >> i just found out my grandma passed away and you take the love of my life. >> reporter: support soon ballooned in his corner when he took the field the following saturday. in january, the bubble burst, when news broke that his girlfriend was all a hoax. >> this is absolutely jaw-dropping and nothing good could come out of this. >> reporter: the tough questions from reporters didn't stop there. >> manti, why didn't you play well in the national championship? >> because i didn't. that's all on me. >> reporter: even getting personal about his current love life. >> are you dating anybody in real life?
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>> no, not right now. >> reporter: he does not have a girlfriend in his life right now. as for his future, he said that he'll meet with 20 nfl teams. so far the houston texans and the green bay packers have asked him specifically about the catfish incident. he says he understands teams don't want to invest in someone they can't trust. he could be a first-round draft pick. lot of experts predict that he'll go pretty high. >> good for him. >> even after all that? >> yeah. >> john schriffen, thank you for your reporting this morning. coming up -- "silver linings playbook" won at last night's independent spirit awards. does that mean it's going to clean up big tonight on the oscars? we'll handicap the winners and loser. also ahead, busted by the nanny cam. we will show you a bouncing baby who just says no. we'll show you how it turns out. that's coming up next in "fixation." e just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery, the mid-sweetening realization that you have the house all to yourself.
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we're counting down to we're countiow we're counting down to the oscars right now with robin roberts and lara spencer starting off the night in style on the red carpet for tonight's oscar coverage here on abc. >> can't wait to see what they're going to be wearing. the award-giving started last night at the independent spirit awards. abc's chris connelly was there. he's back to tell us more. that always looks like a fun awards show.
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>> reporter: it really does. we're here at the dolby theater here in hollywood. about 15 miles away, in santa monica, they gave out the indie spirit awards. celebrating the best in the smaller affair. now if ginger zee doesn't mind me mentioning it, the weather there was sunny and breezy. that's right, sunny and breezy. or unlike any other indie spirit movie ever made. maybe that's why the attendees weren't always prepared for the conditions. did you bring sunglasses? >> no, i didn't. i was not informed that we were going to be close to the sun. >> reporter: the beachside independent spirit awards shone with the likes of "silver linings playbook's" bradley cooper. nearing the end of his awards show marathon. have you enjoyed it as much -- >> tremendously. i enjoyed the hell out of it. >> reporter: bradley's co-star jennifer lawrence, dared to bare on the red carpet. before going deep under cover. are you warm enough? >> no. i'm freezing. i'm in a bathing suit, basically. >> reporter: but she soon felt the warmth of her colleagues'
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admiration. >> jennifer lawrence. >> reporter: winning for best actress. honoring the indy epic. >> just the belief and a story that you love enough to do almost anything for. >> reporter: "silver linings playbook" was the big winner. taking best feature film. winning both screenplay and direction. before paying tribute to his son matthew who struggled with mood disorder and acts in this film. >> you grew up to a young man who taught me so much about many things, really. >> reporter: "the sessions'" john hawk won for lead actor and his co-star helen hunt for supporting actress. >> i just wanted a good job and later, i thought, i can be naked. >> reporter: host adam sandberg killed it with video montages. like this one. auditioning for indie films. >> i forgot to take the trash out of this. always be prepared. i'm a beast and i'm southern and i'm wild! always be prepared to freak! go with channing tatum? okay, he's better.
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>> reporter: another nominee, as matthew mcconaughey won best supporting actor for "magic mike." ♪ i had to take my pants off to win a trophy ♪ ♪ i had to drop my drawers to win an award ♪ >> reporter: my first oscar prediction is that we won't hear a speech like that tonight. >> probably a good prediction to make, chris. have fun tonight. abc's oscar coverage begins at 7:00 eastern/4:00 pacific. and robin and lara are starting the fun. live on the red carpet. and monday morning, "gma's" oscar party. we'll have interviews with the winners. the best moments on stage and behind the scenes. >> big show monday morning. coming up here on this sunday morning -- an internet creation that has taylor swift singing a duet that she probably wouldn't have picked on her own, we'll show you what it is. it's very funny coming up on here. it's very funny coming up on here. i work for one. technically
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♪ you're my obsession you're my obsession ♪ ginger is hypoventilating because i get to hold the remote control. that controls the weather. time for "fixation." you going to start us off? >> i can so relate to this next story. meet jude, this 2-year-old little boy who doesn't want to go to sleep. doesn't want to take a snap. i was doing this yesterday. >> you were in the crib? >> no, i was doing this with jake yesterday. trying to put him in sleep. and kids just don't want to go down. there there's a hidden camera. first of all, it's a bad sign that he doesn't take off his glasses before he goes to bed. he keeps going and going. all right, my video, i don't know a lot about this, except that it's from, we believe it's from indonesia, and it's a monkey doing exercises. >> you can put him in a crib,
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right? >> yeah. sit-ups. how about that? >> wow. good for him. >> outtakes from the doggie fat camp from earlier. >> it's a little weird. you got to admit. >> a new reality show. >> what i'm fixated on. >> i'm the girl that will do just about anything when it comes to adventure, but i won't do this. i really don't want to. watch this. he's up there, he goes to 8 gs. he said that i want to go to 8 gs. >> there it is. >> then he's asking for more. he's, like, please, please. and -- >> all right. one last one to show you. i'm a taylor swift fan. i was intrigued when somebody said she did a new duet i should check out.
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okay >> okay. final moments. oscar prediction lightning round. we're going to go to chris connelly. chris, give us your three biggest picks. >> i think "argo" wins best picture. i think it swept all of the guilds. people out here really love it. it's a movie in which hollywood saves the day.
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i think it's the winner. for best actor, daniel day-lewis for "lincoln." how often does an actor win for an oscar for a role he graciously and officially turned down in a beautiful letter to steven spielberg that became published during this awards season? but he came back on board, he's going to win. and jennifer lawrence, i think, will win for best actress. she's such a geyser of emotion. she gives such energy and life to that movie "silver linings playbook." i think people will be thrilled to give her the oscar. and she's just 22. what a future ahead of her. given those predictions i have been wrong more times than a country singer in one of those songs or something. to make things sweeter, we have given you a couple of chocolates from wolfgang puck, these will appear at the governors ball. i hope you get a taste of the sweetness that oscar night will surely present. >> the only problem is, they sort of glued the oscars to the bowl, it's unclear whether they're edible at this point. we hope you're right about your predictions and if you're wrong,
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you don't turn into a geyser of emotions. >> i think those are good predictions, by the way. >> so am i. all right, thanks, chris. lara and robin kicks off abc's oscar coverage beginning tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern/4:00 p.m. pacific. they are live on the red carpet to start all of the fun. on monday, "good morning america's" oscar party. all of the interviews with the winners and the best moments on stage and off. >> are you going to eat that? >> i'm going to. >> is it good?
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good morning and welcome to "this week." a new cliff is here. >> these cuts are not smart. >> it's a stupid way to govern. >> across-the-board spending cuts, just five days away. >> this is going to have a real impact. >> the president is making stuff up. >> will they hit too hard? are the warnings too hyped? what will this stalemate really mean for you and your family? plus, chinese hackers targeting america. >> this isn't movie stuff. joe biden targets the nra. >> you don't need an ar-15. buy a shotgun. and the oscars hit
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washington. we take on all of the week's politics right now. hello again. 18 months ago, the white house and congress agreed to a doomsday plan across-the-board spending cuts. forcing washington to find a better fix to our budget mess. no dice. no last-minute deal no matter what. that sequester will start on friday. the battle over what it means has already begun. we'll debate that on our powerhouse roundtable. but first, some facts. pentagon will take the biggest hit from the cuts. president obama warned of dire consequences yesterday. >> the threat of these cuts has forced the navy to delay the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the persian gulf. affecting our ability to respond

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